March 19, 2009 Subject:
Friends mission to the Miami's of Fort Wayne in 1804
After receiving farming implements from the Friends, Miami Chief Little Turtle and Pottawottamie Chief Five Medals request assistance to teach the Indians farming. This is the account of that mission to Fort Wayne in 1804. Excellent account of the journey to Fort Wayne including descriptions of some ancient earthworks along the Scioto River and along Paint Creek near Chillicothe, Ohio. They describe Little Turtle and give translations of his speeches in Fort Wayne and in Baltimore. There is also an interesting account of Little Turtle, Five Medals, Richardville (Rusherville here), and Maupau, a brother of Tecumseh, and others, visit to the Friends in Baltimore.
A must read for anyone interested in history of early Fort Wayne and the Native American inhabitants of the area c. 1804.